Strategic communications major selected for T. Howard Foundation internship program
Gabrielle Beamon ’19 will be paired with an executive working in the entertainment and media industry and placed in a paid summer internship.
Gabrielle Beamon ’19, a strategic communications major, has been selected for the T. Howard Foundation internship program, an annual initiative dedicated to advancing diversity in the media and entertainment industry.
The T. Howard Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., partners with companies across the United States, offering internships in the multimedia industry to minority students and young professionals. Each year the foundation selects its final talent pool, a group of nearly 100 college and graduate students, and pairs them with mentors working as executives in entertainment and media.
The students will interview with some of the largest media organizations in the world and secure paid summer internships. Recent partner companies include AT&T, CNN, ESPN, HBO, NBA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Univision and VIACOM. Beamon's internship placement will be determined later this year.
Students placed in summer internships also participate in T. Howard's Summer Intern Orientation, an interactive professional development program. Students receive resources and guidance to maximize their internships and prepare for careers in the media industry.
“I'm excited about this opportunity because it'll be my first internship,” said Beamon, a Communications Fellow. “I'm glad it’s through an organization that is really trying to make a difference, especially during a time where many minorities aren’t really feeling welcome.”
Beamon aspires to one day work in the public relations industry, concentrating on brand management and crisis communication. The dance minor and SMART mentor is active on campus, serving as vice president of One Sixteen Bible Study and secretary of the Black Student Union.
T. Howard Foundation
The T. Howard Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. The foundation conducts activities nationwide working with diverse college students, colleges, universities and media companies to promote the value and benefits of diversity. It is named for H. Taylor Howard, an American scientist, radio engineer, professor and inventor. The foundation has placed nearly 1,000 interns in full-time paid summer internships throughout the media and entertainment industry since its inception in 1994.